By Walter Mosley
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780316016353, 232pp.)

Publication Date: November 2006

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Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up underthe watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious TallJohn, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him themeaning of freedom.

About the Author
Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. The author of more than twenty-eight critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His short fiction has been widely published, his nonfiction has appeared everywhere from the New York Times Magazine to the Nation, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including an O. Henry, a Grammy, and the PEN American Center s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.
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